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Yes, treatment for a slipped disc is a short period of rest with pain and anti-inflammatory medications. Some need therapy/surgery [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/can-a-slipped-spinal-disc-slip-back-in-place ]
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Can a slipped spinal disc slip back in place
Yes, treatment for a slipped disc is a short period of rest with pain and anti-inflammatory medications. Some need therapy/surgery

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